January 2018 - The Zeutschel ScanStudio in use for digitization projects for large Asian libraries

  • International standards for image quality exceeded
  • Scanning film, slides and glass negatives productively

FotoHub, one of the most important digitization service providers in the Asian region and based in Singapore, is the first user in the world to deploy Zeutschel ScanStudio as an all-in-one solution for digitizing library stocks.
Transparent originals such as film, slides and glass negatives constitute one of the areas which the scanning work is focusing on. The central criterion behind the purchase decision was the combination of high quality and productivity. For example, the system meets the highest levels of international norms and standards for image quality – among them FADGI 4star and Metamorfoze (full) – while at the same time facilitating efficient processing. The first results have already been obtained from projects.

“Zeutschel ScanStudio produces the highest quality output achievable with today’s technology and does so for a wide variety of different materials.
This means we not only meet the central digitization guidelines but even exceed them.”At the same time, we have significantly reduced our scanning cycles”, says Vincent Tan, CEO of FotoHub, as he gives his verdict on the system.

As a consequence, FotoHub has almost completely shifted the digitization of its transparent originals to the Zeutschel system. In addition, the service provider is using the solution to scan historical and rare books, manuscripts as well as large-format prints and documents up to A2 format. Thanks to the positive results, the purchase of further ScanStudio systems is planned.

Zeutschel ScanStudio
Zeutschel ScanStudio was developed as a universally usable solution for digitizing cultural objects. The system can be used to electronically record a wide range of materials in libraries, archives and museums – from stamps and coins, films and glass negatives to books and large-format documents.
It is made up of a camera and interchangeable lenses, both from Zeutschel, and a digital camera back from PhaseOne with two resolution options, 50 and 100 megapixels. Further components consist of lighting that protects the originals with two adjustable LED lamps, scanning tables, fixtures and book cradles as well as the Zeutschel OmniScan software for controlling the equipment.

About Zeutschel:
With its scanning and microfilm systems, Zeutschel GmbH has played a key role for more than 55 years in the digitization and digital preservation of valuable documents, both in librarianship and archive management as well as in industrial companies and public administration. The company is the global market leader in book scanners. Now, zeta, Zeutschel's multiple award-winning overhead scanner, brings all the advantages of "scanning from above" into the modern office. It has never been so easy, efficient and eco-friendly to digitize pages from contracts, files or balance sheets. The range of software products and accompanying services is extensive and supports libraries and archives in building up digital collections in the Internet and in the realization of digital services. The company founded in 1961, employs 65 members of staff and its products and services are represented in more than 100 countries. All Zeutschel products are "Made in Germany": The complete manufacture and entire research and development activities take place at the company's headquarters in Tübingen-Hirschau.

Corporate Contact
Zeutschel GmbH, Heerweg 2, 72070 Tübingen, Germany, e-mail: info@zeutschel.de; Internet: www.zeutschel.de

Press contact:
Zeutschel GmbH, Margot Rauscher, Tel.: +49 (0) 7071 / 9706-11, Fax: +49 (0) 7071 / 9706-44,
E-Mail: margot.rauscher@zeutschel.de

PR agency:
neitzel communications, Jürgen Neitzel, Löwenstr. 46a, 70597 Stuttgart, Germany, Telephone: 0711/ 440 800-63,
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